Company Director 2008–current, Artist Maker 2011–current
Eastside Projects is an artist-run multiverse based in a free public gallery in Birmingham. We say multiverse because ‘organisation’ or ‘space’ are not enough. We mean that we imagine Eastside Projects as a process, as a place where multiple narratives and experiences coexist, where we make visible an evolving set of possible realities.
We commission artists, make art, think-in-public, curate exhibitions, programme events, work alongside communities, build relationships, create production facilities, support artists, produce public art projects, generate and apply research, develop talent, train artist-curators, and imagine new realities.
Eastside Projects is an evolving process. We believe in working alongside others towards change and do so to support Birmingham. Our programming aims to build active communities of interest who contribute and co-produce, rather than simply consume culture. Since 2008 we have brought world-class art to our city, now we want to build a constellation of collaborators who, with us, will explore and expand the role of the artist in public life & support our city and its citizens.
Together we make art.
I am Artist Maker at Eastside Projects, was one of six founding directors, and have been working alongside Artist Curator Gavin Wade to lead the organisation since 2011.